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Average Salaries

If you're wondering whether a college Art degree is worth the investment, here are average wages from 2009, based on US Census Bureau data for individuals with Bachelor's degrees.


Average Annual Wages

Art History and Criticism


Arts Management


Film, Video, and Photographic Arts


Commercial Arts and Graphic Design Fine Arts


Art Education


Studio Arts, Visual Arts (general)


Additionally, whether working in the arts or not, students who earned college-level Art degrees reported very high satisfaction with their college experience. 

Source: "What's It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors" from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. Review and summary article published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, "What Are You Going to Do With That?" by Beckie Supiano.